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  Date: Dec 04    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 487

I have installed Wifi Radar however I cannot see any networks beyond my own and
I may be wrong here but it appears to me it wants to connect to it and wont let
me see others without DC, and I know the neighbours have two that are always on
and I can see those in windows... Is there any software that will let me see
what networks are around without wanting to connect to them?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 04    

Oh my laptop I didnt install anything and it shows me all sorts of
networks by default. Dont know about Wifi radar.

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 04    

Where does it show you?................

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 04    

Top right, there is a network icon. If you click on it you can see a
wireless menu and it will show you the networks in the area.

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 04    

it only shows mine, is this a driver issue perhaps? Maybe a better driver shows
more from the Netgear Usb device?

Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 04    

If it was a driver issue then you would not have any wireless. It is most
likely a setting. You may need to set it for roaming.

Answer #6    Answered On: Dec 04    

The dropdown on Network Manager may not show all networks. You can go to
Show Hidden Wireless Networks at the bottom. I am familiar with Wifi Radar,
but find that network manager meets my needs. You may also want to look into
SW Scanner. It has wardriving features and may be what you are looking for.

Answer #7    Answered On: Dec 04    

Check the KISMET site to see if your wireless adapter is compatible. If so,
download and install kismet and see more than you would ever want to see. You
would have to manually input the network name to connect, but you should be able
to see networks with kismet.

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